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BC Public Service

STO-RE 24R - Environmental Emergency Response Officer

Full Time
2 days ago
69,185 to 78,814 per year
Posting Title

STO-RE 24R - Environmental Emergency Response Officer

Position Classification

Scientific/Tech Off R24 - Res




Prince George, BC V2N4P7 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$69,185.43 - $78,814.47 annually

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division

Environmental Protection

Job Summary

Environmental Emergency Response Officer
Scientific Technical Officer 24 (Resources)

This posting is to fill a permanent vacancy in the Environmental Emergency Program. An eligibility list may be established.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

An opportunity to contribute your valued expertise

The Environmental Emergency Program mandate is to plan, coordinate, implement and manage a program to protect the human health and environment in the event of an environmental emergency or disaster. This is achieved through the administration of the Environmental Management Act and supporting spill regulations. The province receives between 5000 - 6000 spill calls a year through the provincial spill reporting hotline. As a technical expert in hazardous materials, the EERO's primary role is to determine how to manage, coordinate or respond to these spills.

The Environmental Emergency Response Officer's (EERO) main focus is to protect the environment and the public by effectively managing hazardous material spill responses, hazardous wastes and industrial/municipal discharges. This is achieved through the administration and enforcement of the Environmental Management Act and supporting Regulations including the Spill Reporting Regulation, the Cost Recovery Regulation, the Hazardous Waste Regulation and the Contaminated Sites Regulation

Prince George is the largest city in Northern British Columbia, and boasts a wide variety of restaurants and entertainment, including the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. Prince George is also located next to several provincial parks, which provide camping and boating amenities.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer .

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

For information about the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service please visit: Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service - Province of British Columbia ( .

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education, experience and professional designation requirementas outlined below:

  • Degree in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, environmental protection) and / or emergency management /spill response plus 2 years related experienceOR
  • Diploma, or equivalent in the natural resource field (including chemistry, biology, earth sciences, environmental engineering, environmental protection) and / or emergency management /spill response plus 3 years related experienceOR
  • Grade 12 with core grade 11/12 courses in the science and applied science focus areas plus a combination of 5 years related experience in the natural resource and / or emergency management /spill response fields such as on the job training within industry, government or other.

Experience includes:
  • Environmental emergency response including attending or responding to hazardous materials spills, assessing spill related hazards or threats to health or the environment, determining if spill response actions are necessary to address hazards or threats, and monitoring or supervising spill response actions.
  • Environmental protection and pollution prevention including assessing environmental impacts or pollution associated with discharges of waste to the environment and characterizing and managing hazardous materials related wastes and hazardous wastes.
  • Experience in emergency management (hazmat emergency response, spill response, cleanup and remediation, fire suppression activities, transportation of dangerous goods, spill contingency planning, oil spill response).
  • Experience in environmental impact assessment from hazardous materials spills

Preference may be given to applicants with::
  • Hazardous Materials Technician certification based upon the requirements of OSHA 1910.120(q) and NFPA 472 standard
  • Advanced Hazmat Specialist certification based upon the requirements of NFPA 472 standard
  • Incident Command System (ICS) Certification
  • Self-Containing Breathing Apparatus Certification (SCBA)
  • Use of Personnel Protection Equipment
  • Hazardous materials handling, transport and disposal technologies
  • Industrial processes and associated hazards
  • Hazardous materials classifications and properties and their behaviour when released to the environment, potential reactions and incompatibilities;
  • Applicable legislation, regulations, policies and procedures and related standards and criteria;
  • Chemistry, geology, environmental science and waste management;
  • Contracting, administration, budgeting and accounting;
  • Site characterization, monitoring and remediation procedures and processes;
  • Spill response safety and planning
  • Spill response certifications (i.e oil spill response, hazardous materials, in-situ burning etc.)
  • Hazardous Materials Handling including TDG and WHIMIS certification
  • Oil Spill Control training and equipment use
  • Legal Sampling and Enforcement
  • Level 1 First Aid

  • Must be willing and able:
    • to travel anywhere within the province.
    • to travel out-of-province and country for training
    • to hold a valid passport.
    • to work irregular hours to respond to spills
    • to represent the program at public meetings and events (as per Collective Agreement)
  • Must hold and maintain a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's License.
  • Must be Hazmat Technician Certified within 1 year of being hired (Note:Upon employment, cost of training and accommodation is covered by the Ministry)

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC)will berequired.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

Job Category

Scientific and Technical

Additional Information